Profile For Richard F.

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    1 year, 5 months ago

Richard F.'s Bio

Hi all. I’m Richard from Toronto Canada. I started my driving career july 13! And have been learning a lot on the job pretty fast. I spent 5 years dealing with truckers as a security guard and I finally got a break in life with a company I’ve dealt with a lot and am enjoying my job so far. Ironically I keep going to the place I worked at for 5 years trying to get away from lol only on the other side of the job 😂

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Posted:  5 months ago

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Dump truck log

Well sorry for the late late reply lol. Bit of tough luck lately. The truck I was driving broke down so I’m currently out of a job (got an interview on Sunday 🤞) and I have to redo my air brake course to get my class 1 license again even though nobody can figure out why 😑 so I’m going to redo the course on the 20th so I can get back behind the wheel. I can drive a class 3 straight truck so I’ll do that for now. It still pays good and I’ll be doing roll off dumpsters so it’s at least something for now

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Dump truck log

My first day solo was good I think I got the hang of floating gears 😎. Just hauling dirt from one pit to another across town👍

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Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Dump truck log

Thanks Anne 😎 sorry for the late response. Busy day haha. It was about a 2500 mile move west. Basically buffalo to Washington. I’m loving it here. I haven’t seen any French here lol as for my knowledge of French it comes from reading the back of shampoo bottle 😂. As for my old company they’re just trying to adapt to changing business ways. I’m so glad I went from living in a crowded city to living on a mountain side 😁

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Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Dump truck log

Hey everyone 👋. So I just moved to British Columbia from Toronto on Monday basically on a whim but with a job lined up so I figured I’d give an update/ start a personal log? So any whooo. I landed Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning I was driving a 94’ Mack dump truck 18 speed. My cousin delivered 3-4 loads of dirt and gravel then I just hopped behind the wheel and drove her. It’s just how I learn lol. I just go for it and figure it out as I go. I’ve only driven an automatic semi but have driven a manual vw golf for 6 years so the basic concept of shifting is not that new to me. It’s more of learning at what rpm to shift. Btw I’m floating gears not double clutching lol. I’m loving this truck. What is probably the most difficult/different part of this new job is going from big city driving to rural mountain driving with lots of hills curves and sharp corners. I am enjoying my cousin complaining about 3-5 cars ahead that he considers “traffic/rush hour” lol 😂. I’m loving BC vs Ontario in every way 👌. I’m getting the hang of driving a dump truck just need to get a bit better at down shifting and learn to split gears but so far so good👍. My cousin wants to get a tractor with a dump trailer to haul coal so hopefully he can get it soon so i can get back behind an semi. But for now a dump truck will do. Btw I love this old Mack truck. Ya it has qwerks it has character 😍

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Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Just a funny trucking picture to brighten your day

Saw this in the back window of a kenworth in kelowna bc today lol 😂. “Here’s johny!!!’

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Posted:  6 months ago

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My last day!

Ha ha yes to the first two but it’s too dang hot for pants 🥵

Fingers crossed for you here. Hopefully you can get some experience, make some money, and buy some pants.

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Posted:  6 months ago

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My last day!

Thanks everyone I’ll still be driving a mack👍 Just a 1994 dump truck 👌

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Posted:  6 months ago

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My last day!

Well it’s finally here. My last day as a transport truck driver!!! All I need to do is hand in my keys and fuel card. My company has been really good to me and I’d like to thank them for my start in this industry but I’m moving across the country to British Columbia to go dump truck driving for awhile then hopefully back to driving a semi in the spring once I get used to driving out there 👍. I’m going to miss my Mack anthem she is such a nice truck with no gremlins to speak of 👌

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Posted:  6 months ago

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So you Want to run local???

Looks like a typical Tuesday in Toronto lol

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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To all the experienced drivers

Ha I’ve been averaging 78km=65m per day doing containers i sit in a yard waiting for a crane to come all day!!!! I hate intermodal vs ltl. I miss going from point to point b to c or d asap. I’m going out west next week so I won’t have to deal with this traffic anymore 🤞

How many miles in a day would you call a good day?

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Who likes???

Damn now I really miss my 71’ ram 1500 with the bench seat and spray paint silver body and an extra fuel tank in the bed as it was a hunter’s truck. The thing was an un-killable beast that always started first try every time!! My 89’ short box shifted like butter too!

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Trucker Humor: Trucking Company Name Acronyms

I see these guys everywhere in Toronto 😑

Not an acronym, but the stupidest tag line ever for a trucking company. It says to me the load is never going to be on time.

Not sure what genius thought this up.

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Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Trucker Humor: Trucking Company Name Acronyms

I once was asked what NFI stands for and just instantly replied “No F***ing Idea” lol wasn’t even trying to funny 😄

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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How to deal with being burnt out

Hi y’all I’m working 48-57 hours a week and I do ltl or intermodal. How do people blow off stream on your time off? I’m a huge hockey and F1 fan so I have those to look forward to but that’s not living life away from the tv lol. Btw go leafs go!!!!

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Just a funny trucking picture to brighten your day

I found this hazardous material placard next to a trailer lol. I guess the person who glued it to a trailer was bored that day lol

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Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Just a funny trucking picture to brighten your day

😂😂 where’s the swift logo i can’t zoom in enough to see it lol 😆

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I sent in the message to dispatch that I had arrived and docked.

Going to make those lumpers earn it this time!

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Considering a huge move

Update: well I’m going for it. Flights booked for august 8th and i told my work the 5th is my last day👍

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Ass problems

My biggest problem in my mack is it feels like over time I lose air in my seat so after a few hours I feel like I’m shrinking lol. Plus my ass slides and everything bunches up down there. I’m 6’3 so there’s no moving my seat other than up and down. I also like my windows open so I kind of lean to my left sometimes and it tweaks my back plus dealing with stiff container doors lol

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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1 year in!

Thanks everyone and ya bobcat i get a few extra perks lol ie all the flower pots i can carry home lol. But I really do try my best. I guess I had enough slacking off doing gatehouse security for 5 years lol. Well yesterday was nascar day I’m off to the horse races now and tomorrow is indy car racing 😅 busy weekend plus i just did 6.5 hours of picking up containers!✌️

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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How soon is too soon...

I’d say now’s the time to start looking for companies that pay for training. Different companies have different types of contracts and obligations if they pay for your training. I was lucky that with my company I only had to work 6 months to pay off my school but then again I’m in Canada and my boss is knows my sister and her friend is bffs with him lol so i got hooked up😎. I know it’s different in the US of course and with bigger companies but at least here there’s an enrolment period because so many people are trying to get into schools you have to get on a list to get in so October isn’t that far away! Get on it asap

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